Apache JMeter vs. Progress Test Studio

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
JMeter
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
JMeter, from Apache, is a load and performance testing tool.N/A
Progress Test Studio
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Progress Test Studio aims to be the easiest to use Web Automation tool on the market, widely used by Enterprise QA’s for testing, but easy enough for anyone. The product automates testing for WPF, Silverlight, Web, HTML, Angular, React, KUIB, iOS, Android, Mobile Web, and API’s. Test Studio is ideal for a no-code or low-code approach for: QA Test Automation, Application Monitoring, Performance and Load Testing, Web/Marketing Process Automation, and Mobile App Automation.N/A
Pricing
Apache JMeterProgress Test Studio
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
JMeterProgress Test Studio
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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Features
Apache JMeterProgress Test Studio
Load Testing
Comparison of Load Testing features of Product A and Product B
Apache JMeter
7.6
24 Ratings
10% below category average
Progress Test Studio
-
Ratings
End to end performance management9.021 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrated performance data8.822 Ratings00 Ratings
Deployment model flexibility6.621 Ratings00 Ratings
Real time monitoring8.821 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated anomaly detection4.718 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Apache JMeterProgress Test Studio
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(39 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(12 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
1.0
(1 ratings)
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Performance
8.0
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
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Online Training
1.0
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Apache JMeterProgress Test Studio
Likelihood to Recommend
Apache
JMeter is well suited for Java applications where the user can script the scenario once and make changes to accommodate for as many numbers of users for load test execution. The image and selection of any files or exporting files scenario is handled well.
It is less appropriate to test Ajax applications where it is required to script click per use.
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Progress Software Corporation
It is very good for testers who have little coding experience but are willing to learn. It is very good for regression testing and really helps us identify issues that could have been a detriment to our end users. It is also great to keep track of the performance of pages across time.
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Pros
Apache
  • Easy of use - in generate load like HTTP requests, and processing/analyzing the responses. No coding is necessary at the basic level, just need to understand load testing and the infrastructure being tested.
  • Automatic management of things like cookies to help with session state support - so you don't specifically have to worry about it or handle it
  • Lots of testing/configuration options to suit your needs in making the right load generation (sampling requests), and analyzing the results, including any pre and post processing of the results first. Things like the Beanshell/BSF pre/post processors, response assertion, regular expression extractor, XPath extractor, CSV data set config
  • There is a JMeter cloud service called BlazeMeter that I think would be useful for those that need to scale up high load without provisioning their own systems. I've not personally tried it though, but I recently attended a meetup presentation that highlighted nice useful features that BlazeMeter provides. One should evaluate the service if they are considering JMeter and need to expand beyond existing hardware resources.
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Progress Software Corporation
  • Easy to configure.
  • Plugins can be integrated easily with visual studio.
  • Takes less time to run all the test scenarios, [and] also generates graphics report for all the tests.
  • Keeps bugs [out of] the production.
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Cons
Apache
  • Jmeter requires many tweaks with respect to its configuration file and thread properties. users need to edit theses files themselves. There could be some interface where we can edit this fields.
  • Jmeter cannot handle more threads and hangs up when we increase the number of threads. This causes lot of inconvenience. In these situations, user can be notified that such change would be lead to slow performance so that user can do as required. The same appears when we try to view huge files on graph listener.
  • Jmeter should optimize the read and write access to output csv since it acts as overhead to the I/O performance. This affects our test results for the application which we are testing.
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Progress Software Corporation
  • Client start-up time is a bit slow. Application is a bit sluggish, when there is a lot of tests open.
  • Automated scheduling environment is a bit challenging to maintain.
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Likelihood to Renew
Apache
Price, Wiki and user sharing. Having access to the information provided by the developers and other open source providers is key for me. The ability to share information and get answers directly is very important to success in software testing. And the price of this product currently is amazing. Too many companies charge way too much money for products that are far behind in their value and pertinence
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Progress Software Corporation
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Usability
Apache
I can jump right into a new test plan and start building from scratch. The natural progression from test plan to thread group and then designing the basic format of the process is very streamlined and smooth. With only slight modifications I can build out a very complex model from a very basic beginning.
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Progress Software Corporation
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Support Rating
Apache
I have been using JMeter for the last year. By using this tool, you can make sure the system will work under varied loads. It helps us to simulate real time scenarios by creating required virtual users and make sure the application will work under load. Perform load, stress, and stability testing using JMeter.
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Progress Software Corporation
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Alternatives Considered
Apache
I have used LoadRunner and Silkperformer, and so far Jmeter turns out be the easiest to use of all these. While each of them have their own ROI, Jmeter can be picked by anyone in hours and start testing within a day. While with other tools, we need to get license, install them (takes a while) and setup tests and firewalls, etc.
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Progress Software Corporation
Test Studios had a smaller foot print and allowed us to ease into deploying it in the company. The online help was a great benefit to getting started and the evaluation period allowed us to fully run though the product before purchasing it. Cost difference between the products was a big decision factor as well for the type of deployment we were looking for.
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Return on Investment
Apache
  • Good ROI on improving the performance of the application.
  • Finding issues in the performance.
  • Benchmark the performance results.
  • CON: Need skillset to create and maintain the scripts in Java.
  • Scripts are reusable and it is executed by any user.
  • Need Client and Server setup to execute the scripts.
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Progress Software Corporation
  • Excellent results, workloads for continuous regresssion testing has been decreased by more than 50 percent.
  • Time window needed for regression tests has decreased more than 50 percent.
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ScreenShots

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Screenshot of Test Studio Mobile – Codeless Test Automation for iOS and Android: Native, Hybrid, and Mobile Web applications. Including sophisticated find logic for test re-use across multiple devices. The Android Instrumentation Wizard will get you testing in no time.  And codeless maintenance will empower your QA’s.Screenshot of Test Studio Ultimate - makes it easy to reuse your functional tests as Performance tests, and in Load tests. This saves you many hours of extra maintenance. The Test Studio Runtime and Full License include the Profiler for tracking windows performance counter data. Combined this data will help you pinpoint the bottlenecks in your application.Screenshot of Test Studio allows you to customize the element find logic to custom fit each application. With a focus on ease-of-use a tester can quickly record their manual test and execute it back as automation. The Test Studio Element Highlighter will help you quickly add Verifications on-the-fly as you record your test. There are 4 different ways to automate applications with Test Studio, and only 1 way requires code.Screenshot of Test Studio for API’s – Codelessly capture and assemble your api calls into intricate tests with GoTo conditional operations and verifications, and of course it integrates with Fiddler. You can easily integrate Test Studio into your Continuous Integration process as well.